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ACE EPIC BLM Recruitment Specialist

Position Location: Salt Lake City, Utah (Downtown Sugarhouse)

Website: www.usaconservation.org

Position Level: Full-Time, Entry-Level Professional

Position Contact: Kelly Barrett, Division Director BLM ACE EPIC

Start Date: Position open until filled

"Conservation is a Human Endeavor"

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a 501c3 national non-profit conservation corps with its internship program office located in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are expanding our Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Division of the Emerging Professionals Internship Corps (EPIC) program.

The EPIC program is seeking to bring a full-time professional team member on-board who is passionate about public land management and desires to work at the national level through ACE's 21st Century Service Corps partnership with our federal land management partners. Our partnership responsibility is to provide a bridge between academia and careers for young professionals seeking positions as a public servant within the Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The ideal candidate is an individual who has worked with the BLM or is familiar and passionate about implementing its mission to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Experience working with other agencies, in higher education, or for non-profits that have a conservation/resource mission will also be very useful, as ACE works with a variety of different partners, including the Departments of Interior & Agriculture. The ideal candidate must have a solid understanding of the rigors of earning a BA/BS degree (or higher) in biological, cultural/historical, geoscience, or environmental science fields. Please note, though the ideal candidate will have extensive field experience, this job is an office job with a flexible work schedule, where candidates can anticipate spending the majority of their day in front of a computer, on the phone, or in collaborative meetings.

Essential Functions Specific to the Job:

* Facilitate recruiting for ACE's BLM partners regionally and nationally.
* Reviewing and interviewing candidates, conducting reference checks and referrals, under the direction of the Member Coordinator.
* Directly plan and implement outreach for BLM recruitment including forming and maintaining new partnerships with professional organizations, tribes, schools, and local community groups for prospective candidates and recruitment pools.
* Participate in weekly meetings (check-ins) with Member Coordinator and Division Director.
* Work directly with the Member Coordinator to develop and host trainings and creation of resources to applicants, interns, and alumni, as well as special programs.
* Expand program capacity and resources to recruit for workforce diversity as agency directives request.
* Participate in and facilitate related training, collect and organize data on recruitment statistics, and program activity and success.
* Understand and appreciate the complexity and uniqueness of various federal agency cultures.

Experience and Minimum Qualifications:

* Extremely strong communication skills, and a deep interest in the welfare and development of ACE's emerging professional interns.
* Commitment to ACE's mission to public service through youth development & volunteerism.
* Knowledge and professional acceptance of the varied missions of federal agencies, specifically Bureau of Land Management. .
* Highly organized with the ability to maintain organization of hundreds of intern applications and dozens of simultaneous projects, nationwide.
* Strong computer management skills including experience with recruitment software and online personnel databases, iOS, Filemaker, Excel, MS Office, Adobe Suite software, or equivalents.
* Must be flexible, with the ability to work well as part of a highly mobile, highly functional team.
* Very strong time management skills and the ability and desire to perform multiple and variable tasks.
* Valid driver's license with a clean driving record and willingness to travel to project sites around the country.
* Evening, weekend and/or holiday work may be necessary as target college students/graduates are not always available during the normal business hours.
* The desire to participate in field projects, when possible.
* Ability to pass a federal criminal background check will be required. ACE reserves the right to require drug testing within our programs.

Job Benefits and Compensation:

* Highly flexible full-time work schedule. The work plan is dynamic and flexible.
* Recruiter may have the opportunity to conduct site visits.
* Casual, yet professional non-partisan work environment, with a shared outdoor & conservation ethic.
* Compensation depending on experience. Estimated salary range $27,000 - $33,000. Level of agency experience, especially BLM, will be a strong consideration.
* ACE offers health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave & designated Holidays for qualified employees.

To Apply: Visit https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to fill out an application (upper left-hand corner). You must include a resume, a unique one-page cover letter, and three professional references' contact information. Qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Deadline: Open until filled.

For specific questions not answered above, please contact Kelly Barrett at kbarrett@usaconservation.org.

American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable Interns, Fellows, and Crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and numerous state and local land management partners.

American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.